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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Esch

The Power of Consistency and Discipline in Achieving Goals

I wanted to take a moment to discuss a topic that I believe many of us can relate to - motivation. More specifically, I would like to share why relying solely on motivation can be inconsistent and fleeting when it comes to achieving our goals. 

In various aspects of our lives, be it fitness or any other endeavor, we often find ourselves waiting for that burst of motivation to push us forward. We wait for that surge of energy and enthusiasm to propel us towards our objectives. However, as we all know too well, motivation can be elusive. It comes and goes, leaving us feeling frustrated and disheartened. Instead of relying solely on motivation, I propose a different approach - one that emphasizes discipline and consistency.

Imagine treating our goals, such as fitness, like doing the dishes. No one particularly enjoys doing the dishes, but we know that once they're done and our kitchen is clean, we feel an immense sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. 

We don't attach emotional parameters to doing the dishes; we simply get them done and check them off our list. 

The same concept applies to fitness or any other goal we set for ourselves. By removing the excessive emotional attachment and relying less on motivation, we can shift our focus towards discipline and consistency. 

It's about adopting a mindset where we prioritize getting the work done, regardless of whether we feel motivated or not. When we consistently put in the effort and stay disciplined, we begin to build momentum. Each time we push through the resistance and complete our workouts or tasks, we inch closer to our goals. It may not always be easy, but by embracing the routine and pushing past the reliance on motivation, we become more successful in our fitness journey. 

So, let's shift our mindset and approach fitness with a new perspective. Let's focus on the power of consistency and discipline rather than relying solely on motivation. By doing so, we can build a strong foundation for our fitness goals and bring ourselves closer to achieving the results we desire.  

I hope this resonates with you and inspires you to adopt a more consistent and disciplined approach to reaching your goals.

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